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Mark Pawsey’s voting in Parliament
Mark Pawsey is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Mark Pawsey’s votes.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Mark Pawsey has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
On new year’s eve, my constituent Jamie Rees suffered a cardiac arrest and died, quite simply because the nearest defibrillator was not available—it was locked up in a school building at the time. In his memory, Jamie’s mum, Naomi Rees-Issitt, has set up a JustGiving page called “OurJay” to provide externally mounted defibrillators in and around Rugby, but she points out, quite...
The hon. Lady has referred on numerous occasions to the shortage of housing and how we need to get more houses delivered. Will she support the reforms to the planning system incorporated in the Queen’s Speech?
On a recent visit to Georgia with the all-party parliamentary group on Georgia, we saw joint working between Georgian troops and NATO personnel, largely from the countries that the Secretary of State referred to earlier. Could he say a little more about the joint working that we are doing with Ukrainian forces to enable them to use to maximum effect the very valuable military equipment that...
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Conservative MP for Rugby
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Mark Pawsey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Beverage Containers: Recycling
- Company Cars: Taxation
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
- Funerals: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint) Committee (19 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 April 2020, Chairman of the Foodservice Packaging Association, B7 Elmbridge Court, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL3 1JZ. I receive a director's fee of £2,500 per calendar month. Hours: up to 32 hrs per month. (Registered 03 April 2020)
Name of donor: Parliament of Georgia
Address of donor: 8 Rustaveli Avenue, 0118 Tbilisi, Georgia
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation for four nights £325; local transportation and hospitality £160; total value £485
Destination of visit: Georgia
Dates of visit: 4-8 April 2022
Purpose of visit: APPG
for Georgia visit to build on closer parliamentary relations.
(Registered 03 May 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Commercial property in Rugby: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 December 2014)
Director of the Policy Research Unit, a not-for-profit pooled research service which assists Conservative MPs
with their Parliamentary duties. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 05 November 2020)
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